Figures for the largest and longest-running business survey in the UK, the Quarterly Economic Survey, have been revealed this week for Q2 (quarter 2 – 2019).

The QES, a powerful tool for representing the voice of business to Government and a reliable economic indicator, show that in quarter two, the latest data suggests that recruitment difficulties have eased for Black Country manufacturers, down from 58% struggling to find the right staff in Q1 2019, to 48%in Q2.